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." >> a second explosion at the damaged fukushima at -- power plant and 11 people are injuried. japan offers assurances that risks remain low. tens of thousands of people are still missing amidst the race of trying to find loved ones. >> hello and welcome. also in this program, japan's stocks tumble. they take emergency action by pouring in cash to the market. >> japan's nuclear crisis appears to be deepening. in the last few hours, there has been a second explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant. speaking in the last hour, japan's cabinet secretary said the risk of today's explosion caused an uncontrolable leak of radiation is low. but the u.s. said it had moved away from the area after one of its aircraft carriers detected low-level radiation 160 kilometers off shore. tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. let's go to my correspondent who is in japan in the sendai area with all the very latest. >> hello to you. you join me on the outskirts of sendai city. this main wall behind me is where the wall of tsunami, sea water, washed up about a half a mile from the harbor
>> susie: the world watches japan as questions mount about the human tragedy and the potential damage to the global economic recovery. >> the global recovery will not be derailed by the events in japan, given everything we know today. >> susie: from the auto industry in japan to the future of nuclear energy here in the u.s., we continue our coverage of japan's massive earthquake. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, march 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off tonight. it's day four of japan's monstrous earthquake and tsunami, and the full brunt of the damage is still unknown. the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 and the country continues to battle the threat of a catastrophic nuclear accident. now japan is focused on the enormous human suffering, but attention aroun
. frankly, that's not the story. also, i want to show you that there are lessons to be learned from japan. dare i say it, we should prepare like japan. the answer is the same as it has always been. sanity, common sense, preparation. here is an idea? what do you say we live by the ten rules handed down from the top of the mountain. no, that's crazy. and apocalyptic! ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. it is impossible to adequately put in words the amount of destruction and suffering that is going on now in japan. last week's quake was the fifth biggest since they started measuring. and the largest ever in japan. it was almost a 9 on the richter scale. what does that mean? scientists are now saying that is an earthquake that happens once every 1,000 years. the u.s. geological survey says the quake shifted part of japan coastline. ready for this? japan has moved 13 feet closer to the united states. the earth moved ten inches because of this and the tsunami. the earth's axis was tilted slightly and shortened the length of the day by a couple of millionths of a second. part of japan's elevation
. myers. i promise you. stay with cnn for the latest on what's happening tonight in japan. coming up tonight at 10:00 eastern, i'll be watching, hope you will as well. anderson cooper hosting a special edition of "a c360" live from japan. now to my colleague wolf blitzer in paris traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton leading up to "the situation room." wolf? >>> prook, thanks very much. happening now, we're following breaking news. a new reactor breakdown adds to fears of a nuclear disaster in japan. u.n. experts insist there's no sign of a meltdown right now, but over the past few hours we've seen another explosion, a radiation spike and almost constant danger. it's 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning in japan, and rescuers are racing against time. we're with the crews searching for survivors and bodies. over three days after that monster quake and tsunami, and the other major story we're following right now. libyan rebels, they are retreating. they are being defeated in some key towns. we're keeping the spotlight on moammar gadhafi's brutal fight to hold on to power. i'm in pair
states to our special cover of the disaster in japan. there are new reports a third reactor in fukushima may be in trouble. authorities say the cooling system on daiichi's number two reactor has stopped working and pressure is building up. this follows a fresh blast in the area that houses reactor number three. six people were injured in that explosion. the likely cause was a hydrogen buildup. radiation contamination levels are being tested. they did rise after the incident but the chief cabinet secretary says he does not believe there is a leak. 2,000 bodies have been found in two locations in miyagi prefecture. 1,600 deaths are confirmed with 2,000 injured, at least 1700 people are missing. more on the compromised nuclear power plant in fukushima. the cooling system of reactor two stopped working today and pressure has been building up inside. this marks the third reactor in trouble there. matthew chance is in moscow to explain the differences. matthew, first of all, there have been concerns. people living in the area don't believe what they are being told by the safety agencies there
, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for japan. >>> japanese leaders try to move their people forward from one of the country's darkest hours, but there is still a very long way to go. tv is pointing another 6.0 magnitude. it's 5:00 p.m. right now. from cnn hong kong i'm andrew stevens. >> we welcome you to cnn special coverage in japan. >>> now, as the days pass in japan, the death toll continues to climb. friday's earthquake and tsunami have claimed 1,600 lives so far, 1,500 are still missing. those figures are expected to drive dramatically. pictures like this. the devastation of sendai serves as a reminder of the sheer force of the tsunami that inundated them. the situation is bleak for those who have survived as well as survivors are staying in makeshift shelters like this one at a school recovering from the trauma of the past four days and now waiting for news of loved ones. and on top of all that, this japan is racing against the clock to contain what could become a nuclear crisis. images like this have become all too familiar, the white smoke billowing over northeast japan aft
." >> this is bbc world news today. fears that thousands may have died in japan's earthquake and tsunami and concern is growing about radiation leaks from the clear power stations. authorities in japan are on alert about a possible nuclear meltdown after a second explosion in 48 hours at the fukushima plant. the rescue and relief operations struggle to help half million left homeless. whole communities are wiped off the map. >> every patch are around here, another home to another family. all obliterated. what is left? just a book, bits of a doll, a lamp, and a coffee maker. that is a lamp. >> the disaster also brings economic uncertainty as factories stopped and the stock market slumps. we assessed the impact on the world's third largest economy. arab gulf states send troops into bahrain to help quash anti- government protest. rebels say it is a declaration of war. gaddafi's forces bombing key places and libya as they try to win back the countries east. hello, and welcome. it is being described as the worst disaster in japan since the second world war. the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck
of miyagi prefecture as well. some towns in japan are running out of coffins and body bags. one town was completely flattened, among the dead people who could not get out of their hospital beds. 1700 residents still missing. but in the middle of all of this destruction, an amazing rescue. an elderly man alive. he was found alive and he survived three days under rubble in miyagi, japan. rescuers scaried him out today. msnbc's chris jansing has made her way to tokyo, there live for us. chris, what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, i have to tell you, when you see that video of the one man being rescued you see there are a few glimmers of hope here. but they are indeed few and far between. the scenes have been absolutely unrelenting devastation. 1,000 bodies, as you said, washing up on one shoreline. they had been washed into the sea bi-the huge waves of the tsunami and are now coming back up. and in town after town after town in the northeast we are seeing millions of people who are about to spend their fourth night, it's 11:00 p.m. here in japan, without heat, without electricity, an
>>> japan wakes but not from its nightmare. >> my son might have been engulfed by the tsunami. >> a new day brings fresh scenes of devastation. new fears of nuclear disaster. >> we don't know what's going on inside the plant at the moment. >> and an ever rising death toll. tonight the latest, most redeveloping pictures from the worst hit city. as the grim search for survivors continues, relief finally arrives. >> we're over here to help. >> there are dramatic stories of rescue, but an overwhelming sense of despair. >> we lost everything. >> with thousands missing, cities gone -- >> the longer it goes on the less likely we'll find survivors. >> and a proud nation brought to its knees. the very latest with ann curry and lester holt on the disaster in japan. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to this special edition of "dateline" reporting from tokyo, i'm lester holt. the scope has widened, the death toll has risen astronomically now estimated at more than 10,000 people. it is the gravest crisis japan has faced, leaders say, since world war ii. with the lat
has been evacuated. japan says the amount of radiation leaked is small. the u.s. navy is repositions away from the plant after low levels of radiation found on crew members who took place in a relief mission. correspondents are in place all over the nation. you will hear from them throughout the day. >>> a new explosion at an already damaged nuclear plant has japan and the world on edge. this is from the fukushima daiichi plant. we understand the fuel rods were exposed at reactor number two. that is dangerous. it could mean big problems down the road. according to the "new york times" the "uss ronald reagan" sailed into a radioactive cloud and crew members were exposed to low level radiation and had to be treated. now the "uss ronald reagan" is moving out to sea. here is stan grant and what he had to say about the threat of a nuclear crisis. >> we have been focusing on the one and three reactor at the daiichi plant. the number two cooler was knocked out. that is dangerous territory if the water level drops too quickly. as they did with one and three, they pumped sea water into reacto
>>> right notice at 5:00, the exact number of dead in japan is still unknown, but the expected death toll rose sharply today. that as power plant crews continue to check people for radiation poisoning, and hundreds of thousands of people are spending a second night in evacuation shelters. we'll have the very latest from japan straight ahead, including an update from our very own george who was there tonight. >>> friends and family of a san jose english teacher missing in japan are struggling to try to re-establish contact with her. we'll have a live report on that coming up. >>> and bar crews are gearing up for a very long night of emergency work after a tank car train came off the tracks. we'll have the very latest and what it might mean for your morning commute. the news at 5:00 starts right now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. tonight we have an extended hour-long 5:00 newscast and we begin with the very latest developments in japan where it is 9:00 a.m. on monday. japan officials today acknowledged it is likely up to 10,000 people died in the earthquake and tsunami. that
out of japan. >>> it is 2:00 a.m. tuesday in japan where fears of a nuclear meltdown are only part of the national nightmare, and maybe not even the biggest part. twice now since friday's catastrophe earthquake and tsunami, explosions have rocked the nuclear plant 40 miles south of sendai. you can see the smoke in the distance. the latest happened just hours ago, injuring workers, knocking out the cooling system for another reactor that had been mostly unscathed. workers are scrambling and right now failing to keep the reactor cool from sea water. we'll get much more in a live report in just a moment. >>> elsewhere the focus is people, finding them, saving them, feeding them, reuniting them. it's being done with boats, helicopters and even bicycles. this man has been riding from one shelter to another in search of his wife. 2,000 japanese are unaccounted for. still survivors who have nothing else are refusing to let go of hope. >> translator: i'm looking for my daughter. our home is gone so she wouldn't know where to go. as other family members are safe, i only hope my daughter is
five minutes. >> live from studio seven, it's monday, march 14th midnight in japan. we want to get you up to speed on the tsunami that rocked japan. the official death toll is more than 1800, but thousands more are missing. that number will go up as those searching reach more hard hit areas. in the middle, amazing stories of survival. one man explains what kept him going. >> i thought i was dying when i was pushed in the water. for my folks and my family, i decided to make every effort is to survive. >> grim news from the east coast. crews found about 2,000 bodies in the region according to kyoto news agency. if confirmed this would be the largest discovery of bodies from the earthquake and tsunami. >> people in japan dealing with fears of a nuclear disaster. a second explosion can damage the power plant today. a cabinet secretary said 11 people were hurt, but no massive leakage was detected. still many were worried. >> i'm scared because i can see the radiation. >> tests found low levels of radioactive contamination on 17 crew members from a helicopter. they returned to the uss ronald
urbiam >>> it's 4:00 p.m. in japan on a day where many japanese try to get back to work following friday's historic earthquake and tsunami. but at this point, there is no escape from the heartbreak and the troubles afflicting a nation so overwhelmed by catastrophe. hello, i'm andrew stevens from cnn's studios in hong kong welcoming this hour, our viewers in the u.s. as around the world. well, there are also reports of more trouble at the nuclear plant in fukushima. japanese media are reporting the cooling system has stopped at one of the reactors there. let's get straight to stan grant. he is following that story from our tokyo bureau, and he joins us live now. stan? >> reporter: yeah, this continues to grow, doesn't it, andrew? this entire nuclear emergency. it seems to be one development after another. and none of them particularly good. we're hearing now about the number 2 reactor at the daiichi nuclear plant. this makes three of the reactors there, 1, 2, and 3 that are experiencing these cooling problems. now this information is being reported in japanese media and they're clo
developments from japan. while concern is growing at a nuclear power plant there. we check in live in tokyo. >>> plus steps japan is taking to stabilize their economy after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, i'm claudine wong in for pam cook this morning. it's monday march 14th let's get a quick check of your weather with steve paulson. >> thank you. good morning. we have light rain drizzling and moving through. we're on the back edge of most of all this. occasionally light rain if you're taking off in the next hour or so. then later in the day we'll see partly sunny skies. i believe it, sal. >> yes, steve good morning. westbound highway 4 looks good. traffic is moving well up to the concord area. >>> we begin with important news with monday morning bart riders regarding the train derailment. allie rasmus joins us live with an update we received 30 minutes ago. >> reporter: bart service to san francisco from this concord bart station has been restored. it's certainly good news for a lot of commuters that depend on this ride to
>>> disaster in japan. the crisis from friday's catastrophic earthquake and the tsunami that followed gets worse and worse. the death toll is surging. engineers are battling an expanding nuclear crisis that has forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. the japanese armed forces are aiding in the search for thousands of missing. millions are without power or heat. and food and water are in short heat. and food and water are in short supply. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, on a very busy monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. three days after the fact the earthquake disaster in japan continues to snowball. the death toll from the nuclear and humanitarian crisis all growing this morning. here's the latest. it's now estimated that at least 10,000 people were killed by friday's massive quake and the tsunami that followed. tens of thousands are missing. early this morning, there was another explosion at a nuclear plant 150 miles north of tokyo. and a third reactor is in jeopardy after losing its cooling capabilities. some radiation has leaked
>>> on the broadcast tonight, the disaster in japan. in the aftermath of the quake and the tsunami, now there's a full scale nuclear scare, and it's deepening. tonight the u.s. is being asked for more help. our team is on the ground and our coverage begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, it started with a freak of nature, the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded on the planet, but then, right then as the rubble settled and the buildings stopped swaying, the water came ashore. the tsunami in japan killed thousands. in some parts of some towns, there's no remaining evidence that anyone ever lived there. and now tonight the crisis has taken yet another turn, and we are covering a full-blown nuclear scare in japan. there are 17 nuclear power plants across that country, 54 nuclear reactors in all, but one plant in particular is in trouble. it's the fukushima plant, and if you've seen the pictures of it over the weekend, you may know. there was one explosion in one building on saturday, another just yesterday. and now a third reactor is in trouble a
, it's "meet the press." >>> wall of destruction, the death toll soars from japan's twin disasters as authorities race to head off nuclear meltdowns. >>> shock waves, the situation in japan raises fears over the safety of nuclear power plants here at home. >>> and whiteout, a late winter blizzard leaves hundreds of motorists stranded in north dakota. >>> good morning, those stories and more straight ahead, this is first look on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with a country in crisis, in japan this morning, rescuers are searching for signs of life beneath the rubble as the clock ticks in the wake of friday's epic disaster. japanese please say they've recovered another 1,000 bodies that washed ashore along the miyagi coast, rising a mounting death toll that is believed to be above 10,000, nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from tokyo with more. >> reporter: there have been more than 300 aftershocks registered here there were new warnings today. and now growing concerns over the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment, and bare hands, rescue workers continue the des
at baltimore avenue. >>> rescue workers are digging out survivors in the devastated coastal towns of japan. every morning, news is more grim than the day before. linda so joins us p with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now -- joins us with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now. >> reporter: the late of the official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami e he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died -- he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his prove ns along. there was another -- province alone. a second explosion happened in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water was. waves that kept coming and coming lasting for about 15 minutes and devouring everything in its path. for survivors, anxiety is growing. getting the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. >> this mother says, i was so stressed i could not p
mallicoat. the shear magnitude of the catastrophe in japan is staggering. and the numbers are barely beginning to tell the story. the official death toll now stands at about 2800 from friday's earthquake and tsunami. 2,000 bodies washed up on shore today alone but one police chief estimates more than 10,000 have died in his province alone. meanwhile, there is more bad news from one of japan's damaged nuclear power plant, and randall pinkston reports, a third cooling system at the fukushima plant has failed. >> reporter: a second explosion at the crippled nuclear power plant in japan sent a huge column of smoke in the sky and all three reactors are in jeopardy of total meltdown. more than 120,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and many outside that zone are also leaving. >> we would like to be further away from the plant. >> reporter: in the hard-hit city here, government troops are picking through mountains of rubble searching for survivors. thousands are missing and feared dead. across the shattered northeast coast, millions are struggling for survival after friday's
." >> japan appeals for international help. evacuation. some are treated for radiation exposure and the authorities ordered everyone out of the surrounding area. the grim search goes on. tens of thousands missing, and fears of another tsunami. >> everyone was just running there. trying to get as far away as possible. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- coming up, the u.n. security council discusses a no-fly zone over libya, but nothing is agreed. and conversation in bahrain. protesters set up roadblocks as 1000 at saudi troops entered the country. hello. millions in the parts of northeast japan hammered by last week's quake and tsunami have spent their fourth night without food, water, electricity, or gas. at least 500,000 people have been left homeless, but even now, much is still unknown. communications are still down in many areas. about 2000 bodies have been found washed ashore. half of them in a town that was flattened by the water. as japan struggles to deal wi
to be riveting, we appreciate your morning. it's monday just after 9 a.m. hour and now japan's stock market open for trading and investors watching closely, with serious concerns about the impact worldwide, the nikkei average fell nearly 2% and more losses expected for monday and if the disaster potentially costing billions of dollars in insurance losses, could that affect our insurance premiums at home. the fox business network's robert gray watching the markets. >> they're watching where they left off and keep in mind the quake hitting before the close of trading on friday and didn't have a full day to basically factor this into the shares and the nuclear opening just minutes ago at the top of the hour there. it's down 2.1% now, as more of the shares are traded. there was a flood of sell orders and big names talking sony, talking about nissan, honda, toyota that it was not fully impacted and now seeing the nikkei down about 4% and losses in new zealand and australia the first two markets to open on monday. they were down, but now the nikkei down 4% here and we're also seeing the dollar taking
dig out survivors in the coastal towns in japan. it seems every morning, the news is more grim than the day before. linda so is in the interactive news sent earth with the rescue efforts on today. >> reporter: they are trying to look for survivors, but there aren't many. the latest official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his province alone. overnight, there was an explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant sending a thick cloud of moke into -- smoke into the air. it's the second explosion in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear at this point if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water -- was. waves kept -- water was. waves kept coming. for survivors, anxiety is growing getting even the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. this mother says was so stressed i couldn't produce breast milk and didn't know what to feed my ba
. >>shepard: thank you very much. good morning from tokyo. it's 4:00 a.m. in the capital city in japan, 3 p.m. in new york city and the japanese people will awake as the sunrises in an hour and 45 minutes to learn that power outages will be rolling across this nation as they work to conserve fuel as 30 percent of all energy across japan comes from nuclear power and now there are great concerns of nuclear meltdown on the northeast coast a couple of hundred kilometers from where we are now. behind me is the rainbow bridge a fixture in tokyo. it is usually lit up in many colors and it is shut down as are the tops of skyscrapers as they work for voluntary energy conservation in the hopes that extra tokyo will not have to face the kind of black outs that could be necessary across this nation. high alert cross japan with nuclear concerns, thousands of people washing ashore, and many thousands still missing, and a disaster which the prime minister says here tokyo and the rest of the japan have not seen since world war ii. it began with an epic earthquake the most powerful earthquakes on record, th
the will and the determination to come back after something like this, it is japan. and we'd like to encourage you to help them. they need it. we've made it really easy for you. just go to our web page >>> and now it's time for me to pass it over to brooke baldwin. brooke, you can't help but want to help these people when you look at these images? >> absolutely. thank you, randi. >>> i want to begin this newscast today with an image i cannot shake. an entire village wiped out in 90 seconds. 90 seconds for the ocean to swell and overtake this one town while those who live there, those who had moved quickly enough, watched from higher ground. watch this with me. >> doesn't that just take your breath away? imagine you're one of the fortunate perched atop this hill watching your home, your town, people scrambling in the bottom left watching it all being wiped away. that was friday in miyagi prefecture. the twin forces in that tsunami were just the beginning. look at this. we have the satellite photo from digital globe and it shows the damage to the reactors at the fukushima daiichi
reporting live, rob fladeboe. >>catherine: japan, reports of an explosion in you that the gratuity nlkoshima -the nuclear power plant. and there were three reactors in particular the there were very concerned about. they are at risk of melting. the prime minister is calling for an international help. he wants experts from all over the world to try to figure out how to prevent this meltdown. they could be close to that point and to that #2 is where the rod is exposed and this is happening after the friday's earthquake and tsunami. that knocked out power. that troubled the cooling system they need to keep nuclear of foofuel from melting and becoming hazardous. >>pam: this is that nuclear plant. this was followed by two hydrogen explosions. and the catastrophic traffic relief catastrophic-relief of te radiation a major concern. catherine was just explaining the latest concern is that they heard explosions. there have not been radioactive material released. we have seen pictures of this unfolding catastrophe where residents of japan that the ben living in this area that have been living in this
>>> in japan concerns over radiation are growing this morning after officials says there's a high likelihood that nuclear rods are melting down inside all three of the most troubling nuclear reactors. residents are being tested for radiation exposure. >> video is showing house forceful the tsunami was. black water sweeping away cars and homes as if they were toys. enough speed to knock homes on their foundation. >> the number of confirmed dead is 2800 but they believe at least 10,000 people have parished with so many still missing. >> the latest from japan including the fears at a nuclear plant has lost power. >> while the second explosion added to the tension in japan, many survivors have only just begun to mourn the loss of their loved ones, their homes and some their retired communities. devastation as far as the eyes can see. i was here, she said. it just came and washed everything away. this woman clung to a tree and grabbed a floating floor mat. the churning water washed her away. her daughter was with her but cannot be found. there are dead fish in the bathroom but it's dry
, good night, america. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: japan deals with environmental crisis following the earthquake and tsunami. will potential nuclear disaster there affect growing reliance for energy over here? and republican leaders try to keep the members in line long enough to avoid a government shutdown. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. japan is coping with multiple disasters tonight. the japanese prime minister says if the catastrophe unseen since the end of world war ii. millions of people have little or no food, water, or heat in the freezing temperatures. following friday's earthquake and tsunami. nearly 1900 are confirmed dead but estimates for a final tally run much higher, with thousands more missing. explosions and exposed fuel rods at nuclear facilities heightened fear of full-scale meltdown. correspondent adam housley is in japan tonight. >> fears of a worst case scenario grip a nation that's shaken and battered from friday's 9.0 earthquake, subsequent tsunami and continual aftershocks. n
in japan. this is new video of when the powerful tsunami hit. watch this. a tsunami wave swallowing up this town. water rushing over homes, sending them splintering into pieces. over on top of their buildings. homes ripped from their foundation sending down a river of destruction. that's awesome in its powerfulness to watch. fears of a nuclear meltdown after this explosion rocked the fukushima nuclear plants. they continue yet again today. good morning. good to have you along with us. welcome, allison. >> the images out of japan are jaw dropping. this is a buddhist temple rocking back and forth from the sheer jolt of the quake. rescue and relief efforts are now underway. millions of people are left without food, water and electricity for days. japanese officials near thousands of people may be dead. bill: we have julian from sendai in northern japan where the tsunami came onshore near this nuclear power plants. what's the latest from there? >> i have been down by the sendai airport watching the japanese military collecting body parts from the paddy fields around the airport. the power
in the united states and around the world to our special coverage of the disaster in japan. it is midafternoon there right now and we want to bring you up to date on information that we have from a nation overwhelmed by two disasters as well as concern and anxiety over an emergency at a nuclear plant. six people have been injured in a new explosion in northeastern japan. it was a hydrogen blast occurring at the building that houses the number three reactor within the country's daveny nuclear plant. now, officials say the number three reactor was not damaged in today's explosion. also a horrific discovery. they found 2,000 bodies at northern japan's miyagi prefecture which was the hardest hit during friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. those bodies tragically add to the official death toll of more than 1600 and all-out search for survivors is still under way. well, cnn's stan grant is in tokyo following the latest developments at the two nuclear power plants that were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami and he joins us now. of course, we mention those two emergencies, want to go first to
of storm systems moving in and it will be wet. >> thanks, leigh. >>> now to japan where a second explosioning roughed the -- rocked the nuclear plant about four hours ago. the hydrogen blast sent up a massive column of smoke in the air. japanese officials say radiation levels are still within legal limits. more than 180,000 people have been evacuated from that area in the past three days. abc's diana alvear is in japan. >> within seconds the scene changed dramatically. feciales reported another explosion at the nuclear facility. >> either over the next 24-48 hours they will get control of the reactors or they will get a meltdown at one or more of the reactors. >> minutes earlier, warnings of a possible second tsunami, a false alarm, but no less frightening. the impact of the explosion was not immediately clear, but the message of the survivors from the initial disaster was, sos, help. however, the mission to deliver that help has not been easy. one dramatic rescue was successful. elderly passengers pulled from their car where they have been trapped for 20 hours with no food or wa
plant at a power plant in japan? >> caller: pam, wanting i can say is that as more and more information comes out of will have more information. and expect to what happens. right now, which are glued to the news coverage we are watching you. and seen the images and we totally understand why folks would be concerned in the united states. it is really too early to draw any conclusions and make assumptions about that plant. and the assumptions of if it is built the same? >> caller: i am not aware of the building construction of the plant but the el diablo canyon was billed for the coast for which it sets. it was designed for the ocean. with different and environmental hazards in mind like earthquakes, some of the south. in fact, the power block is a thousand feet above sea routsee level. in addition, we have seismically reinforced structures. all of our systems, components are put into the plant with seismic safety in mind. a long-term seismic program in mind. we've been on staff team of geoscientists the constantly looking at the seismology activity. with moving tectonic plates. especiall
of what's happened in japan. >> he is a supporter of the nuclear industry, but with a big push lately to rest restart our stalled reaction of the nuclear power plant capability. this is causing real concern and soul searching>> there are 442 nuclear reactors operating in the world right now. 55 are in japan. 6 of those have had problems since the earthquake and ju tsui the past week. this is what the boiling water reactor looks like now. you can see the explosion happened in the secondary containment area but at this point in time the primary containment area remains in tact. for historical context the international atomic energy uses a 7 level scale for the nuclear event level one is an anomaly but a second is an accident. chernobyl was a 7 right now japan is a 4. that's what a nuclear expert said this morning and he added it could soon become a five. >> the worse case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together the temperatures get so hot they melt together into a radioactive molten mass of mechanisms and is exposed to the outside. there are few radioactive it in to the ground into
of japan has invested more than $85 billion into money markets. now damage is estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars and the ground is still shaking with aftershocks. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. nuclear officials believe there's been another explosion at one of japan's nuclear reactors. that news is just coming in. with the world rushing to japan's aid, there are thousands of people still missing. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out i
>>> this morning, new images of japan's megaquake. the ground coming apart. and in the tsunami zone, debris everywhere. a bus ends up on top of a three-story building. >>> another concern, the nuclear crisis worsens. a new blast at an already-damaged nuclear plant. as the world reaches out, the u.s. military and rescue crews arrive on the scene. >>> we are live in japan, on this special edition of "america this morning." >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. there's two, main concerns in japan this morning, coping with the huge scope of the humanitarian disaster. also, nuclear fares from three, crippled reactors. >> overnight, there was a new blast at the fukushima plant that was felt 25 miles away. and also injured several workers. so far, though, radiation levels are still within legal limits. >>> also today, 2,000 bodies were found on the shores. authorities there may ask foreign funeral homes to send supplies. >> and thousands of people are still missing. and the death toll, now, could pass 10,000. >>> and details on all of these developments,
>>> right now at 11:00, disaster in japan, and the ground is still shaking. >> this one i would have to say right now is one of the stronger ones. >> nbc bay area's george kiriyama is in japan as the damage becomes more evidence. the tragedy in japan knows no border. a bay area family is waiting for word on a loved one caught in the disaster zone. the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. it is now monday afternoon in japan. and the country faces another nuclear threat. just hours ago, a second explosion at a reactor rocked northeastern japan. here are some of the latest video we're getting into the newsroom from the fukushima plant. so far six people have been hurt, but it's not known how much if any radiation has been released. and the number of deaths continues to rise as well. right now at least 10,000 people have died. but that will no doubt grow in the days to come. our own nbcay b area's george kiriyama is about an hour north of tokyo near the airport. he begins our coverage tonight. hello, george. >> reporter: hello, diane. good afternoon from narita just
. >>> time now 6:01. how the bart crews work nonstop after a train derailed in concord. >>> japan's earthquake becomes even more terrifying with reports of a new explosion at a power plant. >>> things are getting back to normal for bart riders in the east bay. we'll have the latest from the station where a train derailed yesterday. >>> in santa cruz the tremendous task of pulling up more than a dozen folks from under water. >>> the situation in japan continues to grow tire with word of a possible third explosion at a nuclear power plant. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> well good morning, to you welcome to monday march 14th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm claudine wong. let's start off with a quick look at your weather and traffic. >> good morning. we do have cloudage skies -- cloudy skies and rain. parts of the south bay and peninsula. highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. watch some of this rain starting to increase. if you are stepping out see that line forming from clayton to dan vail. here is an update on your traffic from sal. >>> the toll plaza we are getting a litt
>>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama promising full support to japan as it tries to avert nuclear disaster and cope with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in wake of friday's deadly quake. this hour, can a nuclear meltdown be avoided? engineers are more troubled today than ever about that crippled nuclear react or. we talk with congressman ed markey sounding the alarm for stricter safeguards. >>> experts say the big one is coming to california. are the officials there ready. >>> in libya gadhafi forces expand strikes against rebels on the front. secretary of state hillary clinton arrives in paris to talk with european counterparts about imposing a no-fly zone. >>> labor fight. is the challenge over bargaining rights about to head to court? >>> i'm norah o'donnell live in washington. andrea is on assignment. we begin in japan where the humanitarian disaster is compounded by the potential for a nuclear nightmare. 250,000 doses of iodine are being distributed to evacuees as a defense to radiation. it follows explosions at two nuclear reactors, a third is
's dr. sanjay gupta there. for more on what the earthquake has done to japan's nuclear reactors, go to our website. we've posted answers to a number of your questions and that's all on now to the hard-hit city of sendai home to a million people that city has been left in ruins. rescuers are into their fourth day of picking through the rubble and the images from sendai are remarkable. just take a look at this. 2,000 bodies have been found. hopes of finding survivors are finding. our kyung lah is covering that in sendai. >> reporter: they continue to search for the living in sendai. two days into the disaster in this one residential area called futaki rescuers are still pulling the injured to safety. a silver gurney lifts a survivor. but increasingly, the found are the dead. search crews pull a body from the waters, someone who drowned in a car. another body lies under this tarp. a large number of military and search crews finding more dead and fewer living victims as the hours pass. "frightening beyond belief," says this man. "i have no words." his uncle and mother are missi
from okinawa and dozens more transport helicopters have moved up the coast of japan. at least 100 air force personnel are working to restore electricity to an air base near the most effected areas. and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california that have been called upon in so many tragedies, will be moving out into the stricken towns. an indication just how desperate the japanese are for aid, in the 1995 earthquake there where 6,000 people died, the japanese refused most foreign aid. this time they are accepting aid from even rivals like china and south korea. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that is certainly telling. >>> now, at ground level, as you can imagine, it is hard to exactly take in the size and scope of the destruction in japan. abc's christiane amanpour has a different perspective after taking an aerial tour. >> reporter: with search and rescue under way in the earthquake and tsunami zone, we wondered how much of the country is affected by this kind of chaos and destruction. the helicopters taking on fuel and we're going up to the sendai
continue to in japan. >>> also, the nfl comparing locked out players to teachers and firefighters in wisconsin. do they have a point? >>> plus, are you smarter than a 12th grader? social security savings even cereal boxes what young americans are learning about managing their money. can you pass the test? pencils ready. show starts right now. >>> heartbreaking images continue to roll in from the devastation in japan and the unseen dangers at that failing nuclear plant may be more alarming. as it stands be officials estimate more than 10,000 are dead. a number that could easily grow. already 2800 deaths confirmed from the quake itself and the ensuing tsunami. at least, and i emphasize at least 15,000 more are still missing. japanese authorities in a race against the clock at this hour to reach buried survivors and to try to deliver tide increasingly cold victims. the most imminent threat at this hour, potential nuclear meltdown at japan's fukushima nuclear power plant where three nuclear reactors are dangerously close to overheating. power managers are in full scale panic according
disaster in japan. i'm harris falkner, we're live as fox reports with a special edition tonight. a new threat of multiple reactor meltdown and power plant operators using sea water to cool down the reactors. trouble in at least two power plants, the fukushima plant rocked by at least one explosion and the facility where radiations levels were up, but now told they've returned back to normal levels. japan's prime minister talking about the disaster the tsunami disaster and his words through a translator. >> in the 65 years since theened of world war ii, this is the toughest, the most difficult for japan in the period. >> harris: want to put up on the screen the newly released satellite images. and this is sendai, the epicenter of the quake. before and after. before on the left side, after on the right. that is before the tsunami driven mud and ripping out so much of the coastline on the right-hand side and the government confirming more than 2500 buildings in that coastal city destroyed. the earthquake's magnitude now elevated, scientists estimating a bigger magnitude, stronger, 9.0 is
rods are exposed in japan. the japanese cabinet secretary insists that the risk remains low. and the thousands of people still missing after the tsunami. welcome to "bbc world news." the bank of japan is pouring emergency cash into the market. the chinese premier says that political reform is the only way to secure the country's economic achievements. officials in japan are worried that a third reactor is suffering cooling problems, raising fears of another explosion. so far two reactors have suffered hydrogen blast. fuel rods are partly exposed in the third reactor. the government says the risk of an uncontrolled beak is low. more bodies have been found along the coast district. >> it was the second explosion in three days. this time in unit no. 3, which authorities had frantically been trying to cool. eleven workers were injured. a similar explosion occurred at unit no. 1 on saturday. the company has lost the ability to cool unit no. 2. authorities are still reassuring the public. >> there is a possibility that a massive amount of radiation has been beat. similar to the ti
in concord allie rasmus. >>> time now 5:02. turning to japan where there is growing concern of report there is may have been a third explosion at a nuclear power plant. japanese government says a nuclear reactor lost its cooling capacity and in just the last half hour officials say nuclear fuel rods in the plant for fully exposed. two explosions have already been reported in two other nuclear reactors in the plant. the u.s. navy has started moving ships and aircraft away from the coast of japan. the estimated death toll has topped 10,000 from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. that is after 1,000 more bodies washed ashore an long japan's northeast coastline. large areas are still surrounded by water. they are unreachable. survivors in the hardest hit area have been without running water or electricity since that 8.9 quake hit on friday. ktvu jana katsuyama is in tokyo for us this morning. think will bring us a live update that is coming up in the next hour. >>> safety concerns will keep the traffic away from boat harbors. docks are unstable in some parts. there is also concerns they
news. >> japan faces mounting emergencies from friday's disasterrous quake and tsunami. the death toll there is soring and officials are responding to another explosion at a power plant. good evening. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. we will have the latest in a moment. first developing news in the east bay before bart crews working to restore service after a train derailment. the aftermath of the derailment that left two cars jack knifed near the concord station. right now workers trying to clear the tracks to restore train service but will they have the job done in time for tomorrow morning? deborah has been monitoring the situation all night and is live with the very latest. >> reporter: they are going to be out here working all night long. take a look. they have a huge crane and behind those bushes are the tracks and the cars that they need to get realigned. right now there is no service east of pleasant hill either direction and there may not be for monday's rush unless they beat the clock. a huge clean is here to pluck two 70-foot bart cars off the tracks and set them down
services inc. >>> tonight on "world news" from japan, extraordinary new images of the tsunami's fury. and as our team reaches the worst-hit areas, the full scope of the humanitarian crisis becomes clearer. more than 10,000 feared dead in one region alone, perhaps far more. and as we discovered, for the survivors, food, gas and electricity all running short. >>> the nuclear emergency here. a sixth reactor is now in trouble. two have suffered partial meltdowns. nearly 200 people may have been exposed to radiation. and this crisis is far from over. >>> to the rescue. the massive effort from the united states. ships, planes, search dogs. and the remarkable stories of survival. the man swept away on his roof, found two days later, far out to sea. >>> and, reunited. amid so much despair here, relief and joy as loved ones, separated by the tsunami are tonight back together again. >>> and good evening from japan tonight. we are coming to you north of tokyo. and just moments ago in this city, we noticed something. all of the power in all of these buildings went out. part of the massive
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